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Honey Bees

Swarm Rescue & Beekeeping Lessons

We rescue Honey bee swarms and relocate them in the Eugene and Springfield area where they can thrive.

Did you Know?

That Honey Bees are not native to North America. They were first brought here from Europe on ships around 1622.

Honey Bee Swarms

honey bee swarm

When honey bees swarm, about half of the active bees leave their hive with the queen. They fly a short distance and find a place to stage themselves and protect the queen while scout bees go out and look for a new home.

While the bees are in their swarm state, they are usually fairly calm and not prone to sting since they don't have a home they are trying to protect. Once they have settled into a bush, on a tree branch, or some other structure, the honey bees will remain there for a few hours or occasionally overnight.

This is the best time to collect the honey bees and place them into a new hive. It is the least stressful on the bees and it keeps them from building a new hive in the eve or wall of someone's home where they would have to be removed later.

honey bees eugene oregon


Honey bees could easily be considered humanity's favorite insect. We eat their honey, use the wax they make, and couldn't sustain our current agricultural practices without them as our primary pollinators.

Keeping bees is fun and rewarding, but it requires some knowledge and carefully timed work to be successful. There are a lot of great resources available, but sometimes it's nice to have an experienced beekeeper do a hive inspection with you gain hands-on knowledge and local beekeeping tips.

Contact Us

Honey Bee Swarm Rescue or Beekeeping Lessons

(541) 854-0358


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